Kevin and I boarded the Regent Mariner on 9/9/9 for the Grand Asia Pacific cruise for 102 nights. We will be cruising around the Ring of Fire leaving from Vancouver to Alaska, Russia, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and ending in Los Angeles on 12/20/09. It will be an exciting trip to interesting parts of the world.
In April we finished our 9th world cruise on the Regent Voyager. It was one of the best circumnavigations we have been on–filled with exciting ports, good weather and wonderful travel mates.
We spent the month of May on a 6000 mile road trip from Florida to California. It was a great way to visit with family and friends while seeing the USA in springtime. America is a vast country best observed from the road. From the swamps of Florida to the Continental Divide to the vineyards of California there is so much to see. The great plains of the upper Midwest are at their loveliest in spring with lilacs and fruit trees in full bloom. Driving across this country gave us a greater appreciation of the diversity and beauty of the nation we call home.
If you havent heard, Regent has announced their 2011 world cruise on the Voyager. We will once again be escorting the Voyager world cruise for Cruise Specialists.
Someone recently asked us what our favorite port is. One of our favorite ports is Padang Bay in Bali. The island of Bali fulfills the promise of an idyllic south sea paradise complete with lush tropical forests, soaring mountains, calm waters and lovely inhabitants. The history and culture of the Balinese is fascinating in it complexity and exoticness. It seems that a sense of peace and serenity envelops the island, her people and us fortunate visitors.
What is YOUR favorite port? Just click on Leave a Reply below – we’d love to hear from you.
Kevin and Susan